Cover: Plan Synchronization in the RSAC Environment

Plan Synchronization in the RSAC Environment

Published 1986

by David A. Shlapak, Patrick D. Allen, William Schwabe

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This paper addresses some of the issues involved in the synchronization of Analytic War Plans (AWPs) within the RAND Strategy Assessment Center's (RSAC) automated war-gaming system. It discusses issues involved in the planning process and how those issues affect the creation and maintenance of AWPs. It examines the script-like nature of many AWPs and the problems which may arise in coordinating multiple scripts, and discusses the techniques used in addressing these problems within the RSAC system. The authors conclude that they have devised simple and apparently robust mechanisms for controlling multiple scripts in a complex environment, and that their techniques are extensible to other applications requiring multiple scripts in a dynamic simulation.

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